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Fred and I got married eight years ago. I’ll spare you the “I married my best friend” and “I remember it like it was yesterday” business and just level with you: I’m lucky as hell.

Every time our relationship comes up in conversation lately I end up fully admitting that we lucked out. I somehow knew he was the only one for me very early on in our relationship (as in, less than two months into it), at the stupid-young age of 23. By all accounts this should have failed miserably, right? We should have grown up some more and changed fundamentally somehow and then we should have grown apart.

But that didn’t happen. And it shows no sign of happening.

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Fred’s schedule has been matching mine lately, which is rare. He works in theatre, which means his work schedule is generally the exact opposite of mine. We’re not even ships passing in the night — sometimes there’s no passing at all.

So since he’s been working 9-6 on weekdays lately we felt like we shouldn’t waste the opportunity to take a weekend trip to Austin. Even though it’s changed a lot since I lived there, it will always have a piece of my heart.

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Even though I prefer living in Houston these days, I certainly still jump at the chance to go visit Austin. Any excuse is good enough for me — it’s such a fun town to spend a weekend in. A couple weeks ago my friend Crystal turned 30 and invited me to the festivities. It was set to be a beautiful weekend, perfect for a road trip!

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